01-24-2018, 11:30 AM
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In regards to your question about the dormancy in the flea life cycle. Yes the puppa erupts into an adult based off environmental factors; which include heat, humidity, and vibrations. However the larvae stage instinctively goes towards the dark. Which means they bury themselves down in the carpet, baseboards, under furniture, and in the deepest cracks of your furniture. Unless your pets are frequenting all those places, there’s a fair chance that their vibrations might not wake a dormant pupae who has to wait for a change in temp or humidity for their signal to awake. The flea eggs don’t stick to your pet and fall off into the environment when they’re laid. The larvae doesn’t need to feed off your pet and has to spin a cocoon and be in that dormant stage transitioning into a pupae for at least 3 days. While you can use your pets as bait to “catch” and kill off the flea population, there is still the possibility for a pupae to remain dormant with a pet in the house just waiting for those other environmental factors so it can cause a new outbreak.
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